Performance Development Framework
Mentoring has been identified as an important part of our Performance Development Framework. It presents an opportunity to share professional and personal skills and experience. It also provides encouragement, constructive comments, openness, mutual trust, respect and willingness to learn and share.
The purpose of a Mentoring Program is to equip potential mentors with critical skills through workshops, and to support mentors, managers and those seeking mentoring with relevant information. A mentor may be used to encourage the professional and personal development of a staff member, and to provide assistance, but not act as a representative.
Synergetic People Development Pty Ltd developed a set of Mentoring Guidelines for the University. This company has also supplied the University with a number of articles on mentoring, available in pdf format, which can be downloaded from the following links:
- Mentoring - A Powerful Tool For Change
- What It's Like to be Mentored?
- Do I need a Mentor or a Coach?
- What to Look for in a Mentor
- Mentoring Principles
- Negotiating a Mentoring Agreement
- Phases in a Mentoring Relationship